Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels - 8/30/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Angels (64-69) at Houston Astros (82-51)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 8:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)
A Heaney (7-8) (4.32) vs. J Verlander (13-8) (2.72)
The Line: Houston Astros -210 / Los Angeles Angels +195 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Angels pay a visit to the Houston Astros in an AL West tilt.
The Los Angeles Angels have been fading and the trend continued Tuesday night in a 3-2 defeat to visiting Colorado. Los Angeles saw Noe Ramirez allow a pair of first inning runs with Ty Buttrey allowing a 7th inning run.
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The Angels offense consisted of six hits and a pair of bases on balls with David Fletcher leading the way with three hits, an RBI and a run while Albert Pujols hit a sacrifice fly.
The Angels send left hander Andrew Heaney to the mound to face Houston Thursday. Heaney comes off of a 9-3 loss to the Astros with five runs plated on eight hits through six frames.
The Houston Astros have ben heating up with wins in seven of eight after downing Oakland 5-4 Wednesday to pick up a game in the standings. Houston starter Dallas Keuchel gave up three runs over six innings but did not get the win when Brad Peacock gave up a run in 1/3 of an inning to blow the save.
The Astros banged out eight hits and walked twice with Tyler White leaving the yard while George Springer and Alex Bregman each had two hits with an RBI and a run.
Justin Verlander toes the rubber against the Angels for the second straight time. Verlander beat the Angels 8-3 with all three runs plated through six frames.
LA Angels are 1-7 in their last 8 overall and are 1-7 in their last 8 games on grass and are 10-25 in their last 35 road games. Houston are 2-10 in their last 12 home games and are 10-3 in their last 13 Thursday games. LA Angels are 1-7 in the last 8 meetings and under is 10-4 in the last 14 meetings in Houston.
I look at the way each pitcher and their respective teams have been going and that has me looking at the Astros…